Monkeys, temples, coconut husks, and lush rainforests. Bali is definitely a place of peace and beauty! In this stunning video titled Portrait of Bali: Island of Peace, the videographer takes you deep into Indonesia’s most coveted island.
Yep, if the name sounds familiar, it’s because Bali was featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s ridiculously famous “Eat Pray Love” book (and the movie featuring Julia Roberts). And it’s true that Bali has all the essence of Gilbert’s first forays into the area: the peaceful locals and the slow pace of life make for a truly unique travel experience, and guides worldwide will agree. Florent Piovesan, the creator of this film, visited in August 2014 and had a similar experience.
If you’re planning your own trip to Bali, you have no shortage of things to do. Plus, if you hire a Bali island guide, you’ll be able to make the most of your time (and have a blast doing it). The snorkeling in Bali is to die for, and there are similarly incredible places in the nearby islands (especially in the Gili Islands, via a glass-bottom boat). While you’re at it, a hiking trekking tour in Bali will take you to some epic volcanoes. You’ll even get a chance to hike some monsters, like the 1700-meter tall Mount Batur. While you’re there, get to know the local culture. You’ll especially love the Kecak Dance, an ancient Balinese dance that mesmerizes all whom see it. In the meantime, enjoy this video!